Leadership Can Be Learned

Strengths and Limitations of This Approach

WARREN BENNIS has observed that the art of leadership is arguably difficult to teach, but it can be learned.1 Though difficult to teach, if leadership can be learned, how well does the approach described here serve the formation of the capacity to practice the art of adaptive leadership on behalf of the common good in today’s world? What are the central strengths of this approach, what are its limitations, what questions remain for further inquiry? and vulnerabilities?

Central Strengths

A central strength of this approach is that a theory of leadership and a way of teaching have been woven into a seamless whole. A set of ideas that usefully describes key features ...

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